MAD RIVER CLUB’S NEWSLETTER
P.O BOX 171 PULASKI, NEW YORK 13142-0171
CALENDAR 0F UPCOMING EVENTS:
Next Club Meeting: Friday, August 10th ( BOD mtg at 6:30, general mtg at 8:00)
Annual MRC 3-D bow shoot will be July 20, 21, 22
Annual Family Picnic will be July 29th
Roads and Trails workday: August 4th
Bow Shoot in August on 17th, 18th, 19th
GENERAL MTG: Dick Palmer called the meeting to order at 8:06 pm.
ON BEHALF OF THE MEMBERSHIP: The following individuals were placed on the 30-day review list: Jayson Jones sponsor Greg Maselli, Matthew Carr sponsor Doug Carr, Michelle Quintana sponsor Duane Cole, Robert Johnson sponsor James Johnson, Harold Sullivan sponsor Verne Green, Mike McAliney sponsor Charles Knauf, and Ben Carroll sponsor William Gould.
The following individuals are moving to the permanent waiting list: Kamarie Perkins sponsor Kelly Perkins, Keith Snyder sponsor John Pelton, Joseph Gupla sponsor Doug Carr, Mike Mcaliney sponsor Charles Knauf, Ben Carroll sponsor William Gould, Ronald Melia sponsor Stanley Wuest, Kimberly Burch sponsor Bill Demass, Charlie Van Dyke sponsor Jack Carroll, Gary Groff sponsor John Pelton, and Jeffery Eller sponsor Nate Eller.
SICK AND AILING:
Dave Dano had hip revision surgery and is doing better
Donald Smith had quadruple bypass surgery
Dave Iauco’s wife had pacemaker implanted
As a member learns of someone who is sick or someone has passed, please contact the following:
Brian Dano at 315-243-1994
Or: Leave message at 625-7331 with Charlene
Or: E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Or: E-mail email@example.com
Also, if any member knows of a deceased member from last year, please let the board know so we can get there names on the plaque in the clubhouse. Thank you.
ANNUAL BOW SHOOT: The Annual Bow shoot is coming up on July 20,21,22. This is a major fundraiser for the club. Last year we had over 100 people shooting for this event. Bill Killam is the chairperson for this event and he has had shoulder surgery so he really needs help this year. He said he really needs help Friday night setting up targets and getting the range setup. Please call Bill if you can help at 315-387-3350. Remember this is a major family event for the club and we will have vendors and the kitchen will be open. There are 40 targets and registration is from 8am to 10am. Registration fee is $20.00 for adults and teens and $5.00 for cubs. 50/50 drawing each day with raffles and drawings each day. Dry camping is available.
GUN RAFFLE: Welcome to the Mad River Club 2018 Gun Raffle. We thank you for your participation in this club fundraiser. The drawings will begin September 1st, 2018. Tickets are available now and will be handed out at the club meetings. Please return all ticket stubs with check by the 21st of August 2018. Mail to: Madriver Club
P.O Box 329
Baldwinsville, NY, 13027
Tickets and money can also be turned in at the June, July and August regular club meetings. Members with ticket sales of (30) or more will be entered in an independent drawing at the September club meeting for a chance to win a Mossberg Patriot Rifle Blued/Synthetic in your choice of caliber, (223, 243, 270, 308, 22-250, 300 WM, 30-06, 7MM08) Also, as implemented last year, all members with sales of (30) or more tickets will receive credit for a workday. We will also be awarding the member with the highest number of tickets sold a $250.00 gift card to Sharpshooters. If there is a tie the money will be split accordingly. Thanks again for your participation. Questions or concerns can be emailed to
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 315-952-1624.
NOTICE: ANY UNSOLD TICKETS CAN BE BROUGHT TO THE BOW SHOOT SO WE CAN TRY TO SELL THEM THERE.
2018 MRC FAMILY PICNIC: This years family picnic will held on Sunday, July 29th. The plans are to have a morning trap shoot and then food and games in the afternoon. The food was great last year and will be just as great this year. Darien Brock who is running this event is asking for help in the kitchen and running the games for the adults and kids. Donations are needed for raffle items. People helping in the kitchen will only be asked to work ½ day so they can be with their families at the picnic. Darien is planning a workday on Saturday, July 28th to help set up for the picnic. Darien is asking that people make reservations for this picnic so he can make sure there will be enough food. Reservations have started and Darien is looking for the number of adults and the number, age, and gender of children attending so proper prizes can be obtained. Please have your reservations in by July 21st. To make reservations or sign up for a workday, please call Darien Brock at 315-778-2680 or he said you can text him.
You can bring a desert to pass and Darien said there would be a donation box.
2018 MRC ANNUAL KIDS TROUT DERBY: Joe Iauco said he had 10 kids show up and they caught 19 trout. The $100.00 winner was Nathan Hartranft for the biggest fish.
MRC WEBPAGE: A reminder to club members to subscribe to the webpage. There are no subscription fees. As a subscriber to the website you will automatically be sent an update message so you can be made aware of any club news updates. As I get information from the board between meetings I post it to the webpage.
IMPORTANT RULES AND REGS CHANGE CONCERNING 4 WHEELERS:
Under Section 18 paragraph C the following will now be the rules concerning 4 wheeler usage on the club property:
- Each member may have one ATV with One guest with one ATV. A Members spouse may have one ATV with one guest with one ATV. Also, a member may have two more ATV’s with Board approval and notification to the MRC security team from Memorial Day Weekend to Labor Day. (proposed and approved 4-13-2018)
ALONG WITH THIS RULE CHANGE REMEMBER THAT THE GLAN AVE BRIDGE MUST BE USED BY ALL 4 WHEELERS. DO NOT CROSS THE STREAM WITH A WHEELER PER LANDOWNER REQUEST. PEOPLE HAVE BEEN RACING THROUGH THE WATER WHICH UPSETS THE STREAM BED. PERSONNEL VEHICLES CAN BE USED TO CROSS BY GOING SLOW.
SECURITY CHANGES FOR THE PROPERTY: Woodwise is requiring all vehicles have a blue Woodwise sticker on their vehicles. This includes 4 wheelers, UTVs and personnel vehicles. Security chairmen Mike Lane and John Malinowski said if you cannot make a meeting to get the stickers then you can send them a Self Addressed Stamped Envelope (SASE) to either of the following addresses and they would be mailed to you. Please note: you must include a copy of the vehicles registration along with the SASE to receive a sticker:
John Malinowski Michael Lane
211 Old Cove Rd 3288 Pioneer Rd
Liverpool, NY 13090 Lafayette, NY 13084
SECURITY REMINDER: The Pete Mattison trail is a private road. MRC members are not to run this road
Future new members: To help alleviate some of the problems regarding rules violations the BOD’s have decided that after January 1st new members are to come to the board meeting at 7:30 on the night they are to receive their membership. This is to allow the board to explain some of the rules and expectations that come with club membership. This is meant to be a meet and greet with a chance for the new members to ask questions and meet the board.
Trap house: The list of people authorized to use the traphouse has been deleted. Gary Granger has said that because of some new equipment and rules regarding the traphouse, he wants himself or Jim Walker contacted before some one uses the traphouse going forward. The club has invested a considerable amount of money and effort into the trap set up so please respect this request. Please call 315-427-1162 to use the traphouse.
TRAP SCHEDULE for Friday evening trap shoots for the year:
> Schedule for Friday shoots. Normally (4:30pm to 7:30pm), Meeting nights we start at 4pm and break down early for the BOD meeting at 6:30pm.
> July 27 – No Shoot
> Aug 3 – No shoot
> Aug 10
> Aug 17 – No Shoot
> Aug 24
> Aug 31
> Sept 7
> Sept 14
The Mad River Club Trap Team has a Facebook page! Please look there for up to date news, when we are shooting, and other info on the progress of the Trap Team. Like/follow page and you will be informed of updates as they happen. If you are on Facebook search for ‘Mad River Club Trap Team’
Change of Address: If you have a change of address, phone number, or email please let the club know. You can contact the newsletter editor Shawn Allen or the Financial Secretary Rachael Pitkin. We have been having problems with being able to contact people.
Camp for Kids: Darien Brock said he has 4 kids set up for this year’s Camp for Kids, but needs people to send in their applications for next year.. The applications are excepted as first come first served so please get your applications in early. DEC camp for kids applications are posted on the website under “applications”. He has asked that people interested in this great opportunity, fill it out and send it to him. You can call Darien Brock at: 315-778-2680. His address is: 921 Franklin Street, Watertown, NY 13601
SHOOTING RANGE: Now that decent weather is here, more people are using the shooting range. Please be aware of range rules and pay attention to the RED FLAG. IF THE RED FLAG IS UP IT MEANS SOMEONE IS OUTBACK OF THE RANGE. DO NOT SHOOT WHEN THE FLAG IS UP.
WORKDAYS: THERE ARE MANY OPPORTUNITIES TO GET YOUR WORKDAY IN PLEASE HELP OUT WHEN YOU CAN
ROADS AND TRAILS WORKDAY SCHECULED FOR AUGUST 4TH. MEET AT LITTLE JOHN BRIDGE AT 9:00AM. ANY QUESTIONS CALL TIM HOWELL 315-963-7330
DALE MACKLEN NEEDS PEOPLE TO CLEAN THE PAVILION KITCHEN IN PREPARTION FOR THE ARCHERY SHOOT. PLEASE CALL DALE 315-387-5365 FOR KEYS TO THE KITCHEN
REMEMBER TO HAVE WORKDAY CHAIRMAN SIGN THE WORKDAY BOOK TO ENSURE YOU GET CREDIT FOR YOUR WORKDAY.
MOWING HELP IS NEEDED AT THE CLUB. DALE HAS NOT RECEIVED MANY CALLS TO HELP.
DARIEN BROCK NEEDS HELP DURING THE FAMILY PICNIC
BILL KILLAM IS HAVING SHOULDER SURGERY SO HE IS GOING TO NEED LOTS OF HELP TO GET THE ARCHERY SHOOT READY. THIS IS A HUGE MONEY MAKER FOR THE CLUB SO PLEASE CALL BILL TO MAKE ARRANGEMENTS TO HELP
B&G Chairman Dale Macklen said he will be looking for people to parge the basement walls on the outside of the clubhouse and do some brush cutting around the area this spring. Also, DALE NEEDS PEOPLE TO CLEAN THE PAVILLION AND GET IT READY FOR SUMMER. CALL DALE MACKLEN FOR KEYS TO THE PAVILLION IF YOU DON’T HAVE THEM.
POSTING: If anyone is interested in posting southern tier property please contact Gary Crawford at
315-559-4174 or Bob Shelmindine.
TIM HOWELL WILL HAVE PLENTY OF ROADS AND TRAIL WORK AS THERE ARE MANY DOWNED TREES ON THE TRAILS.
GARY GRANGER SAID HE COULD USE HELP WITH THE TRAP RANGE
CALL MIKE LANE OR JOHN MALINOWSKI FOR SECURITY WORKDAYS. DO NOT WAIT UNTIL FRIDAY NIGHT AND WANT TO DO A WORKDAY AS PEOPLE MAY ALREADY BE SCHEDULED.
HUNTER SAFETY COURSE: There will be a hunter safety course at the clubhouse on August 25th. Please go online to register and to complete the homework associated with this course prior to attending the course.
REMINDER NOTICE TO MEMBERS:
THE WEATHER HAS BEEN PRETTY DRY AND WE CANNOT LEAVE CAMFIRES UNATTENDED. A MEMBER FOUND A CAMFIRE BURNING WITH NO ONE AROUND SO THEY PUT IT OUT
GLAN AVE IS CLOSED UNTIL LOGGING OPERTIONS ARE COMPLETE
NO FIRE WOOD IS TO BE BROUGHT ONTO THE PROPERTY PER LANDOWNER REQUEST, THERE IS CONCERN ABOUT THE ASH BORER BEETLE.
OSWEGO COUNTY FAIR IS AUGUST 8TH THORUGH THE 12TH. IF YOU CAN MAN A BOOTH AND HELP SELL RAFFLE TICKETS THAT WOULD BE GREAT. CALL BILL KILLAM 315-387-3350
Bill Killam said he has an almost new Lone Wolf treestand he would like to sell. He said to call him and make a deal. 315-387-3350
Ken Creech has a Kenmore camp stove for cooking . It is a gas stove. He said $75.00. Call him at 732-431-1631
Ken Creech is looking for people that may want to go on a fishing charter in August. This would be a 4 person charter. Call Ken at 732-431-1631
Newsletter Editor: Shawn Allen 315-343-2546, 315-591-3005 email email@example.com, Assistant Newsletter Editor vacant
Club Officers: President Dick Palmer 315-882-3295; 1st VP Gary Crawford 315-559-4174, 2nd V.P. Lloyd Perkins; Treasurer Lori Venzendy 315-298-5804; Assist Treasurer Bruce Hahn 315-469-9349, Secretary Mark Bishop 288-4248; Financial Secretary Rachael Pitkin 315-783-5455, Assistant Financial Secretary Justin Maselli
Board Members: Jeffery Mosier 846-5612, Frank Hilliker 298-3004, Larry Yerdon 387-5140, Darien Brock 315-778-2680, Gary Daniels 488-5575, , Ralph Gregory 298-5171, Tim Howell 963-7330, Norm Draper 315-775-7218, Ken Creech 732-431-1631.
Committee Chairman: Building and Grounds Dale Macklen 315-387-5365, Camping Steve Casselbury 315-481-1496, Trails Tim Howell 963-7330 Work Day Dennis Kammers 315-437-0430, Security John Malinowski 315-657-7780 or Mike Lane 315-558-0888, Entertainment Committee Lou McNett 387-5339
Archery Committee: Bill Killam 387-3350, Traphouse: Gary Granger 315-427-1162
Website of interest to MRC members; www.madriverclub.com, www.oswegocountyfederation.com, www.oswegcountysportsmensfoundation.com, www.nyscc.com
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